Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly

The striped albatross (Appias libythea)

Appias libythea olferna or the striped albatross is a familiar butterfly in gardens, villages and along roadsides. It is common in the lowland but is absent in the jungle and highlands. The males have white wings with black dentate borders while the females are darker with brown-black markings.
Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly, Lantana camara

NIKON D200, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/180 sec, F/6.7, ISO 100

A male Appias libythea feeding on Lantana camara, Klang, Malaysia

Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly, Lantana camara

NIKON Coolpix E5700, 44.7 mm, 1/117 sec, F/4, ISO 100

A male Appias libythea resting on Lantana camara, Semenyih, Malaysia

Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly

NIKON D800, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/250 sec, F/16, ISO 200, SB600 flash

A female Appias libythea resting on selaginela, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly, mating

NIKON D300, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/60 sec, F/16, ISO 200, SB600 flash

Appias libythea mating, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Appias libythea, Pieridea, butterfly, larva, cleome ciliata

An Appias libythea larva feeding on Cleome ciliata.

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